The Florida State Fire College (FSFC) has four full time instructors who also serve as program coordinators, and approximately 50 part time instructors who are subject matter experts in the topic area they are instructing. Even during the present economic environment, the facility remained active training students in firefighter, fire officer, inspector, investigator, instructor, hazardous materials technician, technical rescue, and pump operator programs.
The following is an overview of the statistics for FY2021:
- Number Classes Offered: 234
- Number Students Trained: 3,112
- Student Contact Hours: 159,678
The Training Section continues to assist community colleges, fire departments and instructors throughout the state with curriculum, and provide a resource for anyone needing guidance or up-to-date information. Our goal remains to provide high quality instruction at the Florida State Fire College as well as provide current resources to field instructors.
The Training Section has maintained its involvement in conferences and training seminars throughout the year. These included;
- the Instructor Professional Development Seminar
- the Health and Safety Seminar
- Volunteer Week at FSFC
- Great Florida Fire School and
- the North West Volunteer Firefighter Weekend.
The Bureau also presented updated information at Fire Rescue East and the FACAP Conference was held at FSFC for investigators and lawyers. During the week long event, Fire College instructors assisted with training evolutions.
The Training Section also continues to assist as speakers and instructors as requested by customer groups. Personnel have attended county association meetings, Small County Coalition meetings, and have been invited to speak at various inspector conferences.
We strive to maintain high quality instruction and exemplary safety as our primary goal and work hard to exceed our customers’ expectations to the best of our ability.